Friday, November 10, 2006
What Works in Youth Development?
The second issue of the new refereed journal, Journal of Youth Development: Bridging Research and Practice, is now available on-line on the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents website.
This issue features the following articles:
* Integrating Youth Into Community Development by Rosemary V. Barnett and M. A. Brennan
* Qualitative and Quantitative Assessments of Thriving and Contribution in Early Adolescence: Findings from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development by Amy Eva Alberts, Elise DiDenti Christiansen, Paul Chase, Sophie Naudeau, Erin Phelps, and Richard M. Lerner
* Relationships Matter: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Youth and Adults Working Together as Partners by Kenneth R. Jones
* Supporting Social and Cognitive Growth Among Disadvantaged Middle-Grade Students in TASC After-School Projects by Christina A. Russell and Elizabeth R. Reisner
* Experiential Learning: A Process for Teaching Youth Entrepreneurship by Karen Biers, Christine Jensen, and Ellen Serfustini
* An Introduction to the SMARTRISK Heroes Program: Positive Social Marketing for Adolescent Injury Prevention by Philip R. Groff, Michael Shea, and Robert Conn
* Rethinking Concept Mapping for Youth Participatory Evaluation in the Context of Youth Development Programs by Jennifer Southwick Brown
* Statistical Testing of a Measure of Youth's Perceived Improvement in Life Skills by Lisa A. Guion and Blanca E. Rivera
* Findings from Five Out-of-School Time Focus Groups: Professional Development Preferences, Experiences and Recommendations for Future Planning by Jennifer Buher-Kane, Nancy Peter, Stacy Olitsk, and Susan Kinnevy
* Nebraska 4-H Household Technology and Interest Survey by Bradley S. Barker and Debra K. Meier
* Youth Development and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences by Jan F. Scholl